Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary is a learning institution located in Louisville, Kentucky and one of ten seminaries of the Presbyterian Church with whom it is closely affiliated. Founded in 1853 in Danville, Kentucky, there were at the start only six students enrolled as a direct result of the Civil War. In 1893, a seminary was constructed in Louisville with 31 students attending and six professors handling classes. In 1901, with the Danville seminary still struggling to keep afloat, it was decided on that it would be merged with the one at Louisville. With only one institution supported by both the northern and southern branches of the Presbyterian Church, the two branches, which split during the Civil War, came together again in 1983.
Today, the Louisville Seminary offers degree programs with a goal to “educate men and women to participate in the redemptive ministry of Jesus Christ in the world.” It offers degree programs in Master of Divinity, Master of Arts, Doctor of Ministry and Dual Degrees.
Cost of tuition for academic year 2009-2010 for students enrolled in the Master of Divinity, Master of Theology and Master of Arts is US$322 per credit hour while for the Doctor of Ministry the cost of tuition is a flat rate of US$8,000 a year. These costs do not include the student fees that are charged per semester but which vary according to the degree chosen. Financial aid in the form of loans, grants and scholarships is extended to help students pay for their cost of attendance.
Those who want to live on campus have a choice of residential facilities from a studio type of room with a rental cost of US$5,556 per year to a three-bedroom apartment worth US$8,964 a year.
For more information about admissions, financial aid or online learning opportunities such as distance education degree programs and online classes, please contact Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.